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It’s that time of the year again where we take a look at the year that has gone by. 2015 was definitely a great year for CMSes, particularly for Joomla as it continued its growth from the past two years. This year we got to see so many extensions making their way to the Joomla firmware, and while some were a hit and a miss, most were definitely resourceful in adding value to the CMS.
Joomla will look to compete with Drupal and maintains its position just after WordPress in the CMS market. What certainly adds more to the Joomla experience is the extensions that are on offer. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 Joomla extensions of 2015!
1. Akeeba Backup
Akeeba Backup offers backup like no other. The open-source backup component is certainly the best site backup extension out there that can seamlessly integrate with your Business Disaster Recovery (BDR) strategy.
2. Breezing Forms
Breezing Forms is possibly the most advanced form builder for CMSs that is supported by frequent updates to add improved functionality over time.
3. Google Maps by Reumer
Display Google Maps conveniently within content, modules, or even components on your Joomla site with Google Maps by Reumer. The extension works wonders for lead generation, tourism, and review websites among others.
4. RSFORM! Pro
Create forms in Joomla within a matter of minutes using RSFORM! Pro. This extension is designed to provide form building flexibility and ease of use, making it one of the best extensions to create authentic and exclusive forms with.
5. AcyMailing Starter
Want to start a newsletter to boost your email marketing campaign? AcyMailing Starter is just what you need to efficiently manage unlimited email subscribers and send out beautiful and engaging newsletters in an instant.
6. Contact Enhanced Component
Contact Enhance Component is basically a contact manager at first, but once you start to use it you’ll realize it’s simply much more than that as you can add directions, unlimited form fields, and even Google Map integration to contact forms!
Perhaps the best event calendar and management extension available on Joomla is JEvents. This free extension will provide you with a full feature event calendar and manager that give you all the marketing tools you need.
8. Event Booking
Event Booking is the leading event registration extension on Joomla. It allows you to create free as well as paid events where you can schedule content and posts to build excitement and create custom fields that conform to your event needs.
9. Phoca Gallery
Phoca Gallery is probably the cutest image gallery extension that you can find on Joomla. Essentially free, Phoca Gallery helps you create beautiful slideshows and content gallery posts that can boost engagement on your site.
10. Advanced Module Manager
Last, but definitely one of the premier extensions of Joomla, is the Advanced Module Manager. It’s just what it sounds like, an extension to centrally control all your modules and diagnose ones that cause your website to slow down!